Eli’s Ode to Garbage Trucks

Most of our family and friends have already seen this, but I thought it would be fun to share here this recent video recorded by Eli’s Aunt Misa while I was in the hospital having Zoe.

I’m sure I’ve mentioned before Eli’s obsession with garbage trucks. He vascilates between being concerned that a garbage truck is going to eat him and his plans to be a garbage truck driver when he grows up. Time spent in the car is utilized to continually scan his surroundings for these lumbering behemouths of refuse. At home he delights in being asked to throw things away (” for the garbage truck to eat it!”) He loves to watch YouTube videos of garbage trucks making their rounds and of Lego garbage trucks being assembled. While, thankfully, his play is begining to diversify into non-garbage truck related activities, his love for all things garbage remains strong. So without further ado, here is a glimpse into Eli’s passionate yet sometimes tumultuous love affair with garbage trucks.

(A big thank you to Rachel of http://www.graspingforobjectivity.com for helping me get the video posted on YouTube. If you have never visited her blog drop everything and do so now. Unless you are averse to laughter. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone recovering from recent abdominal surgery.)


  1. March 21, 2013 at 9:32 am

    He is too cute for words. You’ll have to find him a manager soon. 🙂

    • March 21, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      Unfortunately he doesn’t perform on command. This was the first time he’d ever done anything like this and he hasn’t been willing to create or sing any songs for us since.

  2. March 21, 2013 at 11:40 am

    This is so adorable! My kids wrote letters to our garbage truck men, and colored them pictures, and now they honk and wave at them every week.

    • March 21, 2013 at 5:10 pm

      How cute! I bet being a hero to small boys everywhere is a fun job perk for sanitation workers! 🙂

  3. Maysem said,

    March 26, 2013 at 9:04 am

    That’s so cute! It’s so nice to be able to see and hear Eli… it’s always different than when just seeing someone in pictures. I think he just might win a Grammy. 😉

  4. Linne said,

    April 10, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Just listened to this again; he is SO cute! I hope he continues to enjoy msking music, even if only for himself. Thanks for sharing!

  5. May 24, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    I nominated you for a Liebster Award! Go to http://www.mommyhasissues.com for the details!

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